Exoskeleton Arm Control system: Design, Construct and Evaluate

Mitchell-Donnelly, Jonathan (2018) Exoskeleton Arm Control system: Design, Construct and Evaluate. [USQ Project]


This dissertation outlines the process used to design and produce a prototype of an exoskeleton arm that is suitable for use by a construction worker. The step by step process is presented, including the various iterations of the arm design and the constantly changing bracelet design. The theory behind the control system is also explained, and the way it was to be implemented on the prototype is described. A method of selecting the actuation of the arm is detailed, including the addition of a gas strut to reduce the load on the geared DC Motors. While the flowchart governing the programming of the control system is presented, it is not the finished product and the program to control the arm was not well developed as the project did not reach that stage by its due date. A conclusion is presented, but the initial aims of the project were not met; Further work is suggested to complete the project and realise those aims.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 40749
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Billingsley, John
Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics)
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2022 03:16
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2023 01:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: exoskeleton arm; construction worker
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/40749

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only